Bridal shower planning is usually planned by the maid of honor and bridesmaids, or a family member, in anticipation of a wedding. With roots dating back to the 1890s bridal showers have become a common way of expressing excitement for a friend or family member’s step into marriage. Men typically were not allowed to attend these events in the past, but in recent years they have been welcome to attend.
Determining a Date
With any event planning process, determining a date for a bridal shower is among the most important tasks. In general, these events are held about two weeks to two months prior to the wedding to build anticipation and tie it to the wedding itself. The earlier the event is planned the better to avoid date interference with other wedding business.
Creating a Bridal Shower Guest List
A guest list should only contain as many people as the hosts or bride feels comfortable with to avoid unwanted stress. If the bridal shower isn’t a surprise, it may be wise to seek input from the bride to determine the guest list. It is individuals invited to this event are wedding guests as well.
Choose a Venue
It is important to find a venue that can comfortably hold the amount of people that have been invited. For small bridal showers, a home is usually used. In the event that a medium to large amount of people are being invited, reserving a venue may be the best idea.
If you are currently looking for a venue for your event, Stokely Event Center can make sure your special day is unforgettable. Guests will love the free-to-play games and wide assortment of decorative signs. With the flexibility of catering in outside food and drinks, event menus can fit a variety of preferences. Our sound system, projector and screen are included for one great price to meet your audio/visual needs. If you are interested in reserving Stokely Event Center, please call us at 918-600-4448 or complete our online request form. We can’t wait to be part of your special event!